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Historic events on July 3

1608 - The city of Quebec was founded by Samuel de Champlain.

1775 - U.S. Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA.

1790 - In Paris, the marquis of Condorcet proposed granting civil rights to women.

1844 - Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to U.S. merchants and protected the rights of American citizens in China.

1863 - The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days. It was a major victory for the North as Confederate troops retreated.

1871 - The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced the first narrow-gauge locomotive. It was called the "Montezuma."

1878 - John Wise flew the first dirigible in Lancaster, PA.

1880 - "Science" began publication. Thomas Edison had provided the principle funding.

1890 - IDaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of America.

1898 - During the Spanish American War, a fleet of Spanish ships in Cuba's Santiago Harbor attempted to run a blockade of U.S. naval forces. Nearly all of the Spanish ships were destroyed in the battle that followed.

1903 - The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam and Manila.

1912 - Rube Marquand of the New York Giants set a baseball pitching record when earned his 19th consecutive win.

1922 - "Fruit Garden and Home" magazine was introduced. It was later renamed "Better Homes and Gardens."

1924 - Clarence Birdseye founded the General Seafood Corp.

1930 - The U.S. Congress created the U.S. Veterans Administration.

1934 - U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) made its first payment to Lydia Losiger.

1937 - Del Mar race track opened in Del Mar, CA.

1939 - Chic Young’s comic strip character, "Blondie" was first heard on CBS radio.

1940 - Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted on NBC radio.

1944 - The U.S. First Army opened a general offensive to break out of the hedgerow area of Normandy, France.

1944 - During World War II, Soviet forces recaptured Minsk.

1945 - U.S. troops landed at Balikpapan and take Sepinggan airfield on Borneo in the Pacific.

1945 - The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, MI. Production had been diverted due to World War II.

1950 - U.S. carrier-based planes attacked airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air-strike of the Korean War.

1954 - Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.

1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1974 - The Threshold Test Ban Treaty was signed, prohibiting underground nuclear weapons tests with yields greater than 150 kilotons.

1981 - The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.

1986 - U.S. President Reagan presided over a ceremony in New York Harbor that saw the relighting of the renovated Statue of Liberty.

1986 - Mikhail Baryshnikov became a U.S. citizen at Ellis Island, New York Harbor.

1991 - U.S. President George H.W. Bush formally inaugurated the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.


Musical history for July 3

1854 - Composer Leos Janacek was born.

1879 - Composer Philippe Gaubert was born.

1941 - Cab Calloway and his orchestra recorded the standard, "St. James Infirmary."

1969 - Brian Jones (formerly of the Rolling Stones) was found dead in his swimming pool at his Cotchford Farm, Hartfield, England, home.

1971 - Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris at age 27.

1975 - Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night) was arrested for cocaine possession.

1995 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) pled innocent to drug charges.

2002 - Sony/ATV Publishing announced it would buy a country music catalog from Gaylord Entertainment for $157 million.


Famous birthdays on July 3

Edward Young 1683

George M. Cohan 1878

Franz Kafka 1883

George Sanders 1906

Jerry Gray 1915

John Kundla 1916 - Basketball player

Susan Peters 1921

Ken Russell 1927

Pete Fountain 1930 - Musician

Tom Stoppard 1937 - Playwright

Jay Tarses 1939 - Writer, producer

Fontella Bass 1940

Kurtwood Smith 1943 - Actor ("That 70's Show")

Michael Cole 1945 - Actor ("The Mod Squad")

Johnny Lee 1946

Betty Buckley 1947 - Actress ("Eight is Enough," "Cats")


Dave Barry 1947 - Humor writer

Paul Barrere 1948 - Musician (Little Feat)

Jan Smithers 1949 - Actress ("WKRP In Cincinatti")

Jean-Claude Duvalier (Haiti) 1951

Neil Clark 1955 - Musician (Lloyd Cole & The Commotions)

Montel Williams 1956 - Talk show host

Laura Branigan 1957

Aaron Tippin 1958

Vince Clarke 1960 - Musician (Erasure, DePeche Mode) - Depeche Mode Merchandise

Tom Cruise 1962 - Actor

Thomas Gibson 1962 - Actor ("Dharma and Greg")

Hunter Tylo 1962 - Actress ("The Bold and the Beautiful")

Yeardley Smith 1964 - Actress ("The Simpsons")

Moises Alou 1966 - Baseball player

Kevin Hearn 1969 - Musician (Barenaked Ladies)

Audra McDonald 1970 - Singer, actress

Patrick Wilson 1973 - Actor



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Historical events on July 4


1776 - The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress in America.

1802 - The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY.

1803 - The Louisiana Purchase was announced in newspapers. The property was purchased, by the U.S. from France, was for $15 million (or 3 cents an acre). The "Corps of Discovery," led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, began the exploration of the territory on May 14, 1804.

1817 - Construction began on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.

1845 - American writer Henry David Thoreau began his two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond, near Concord, MA.

1848 - In Washington, DC, the cornerstone for the Washington Monument was laid.

1855 - The first edition of "Leaves of Grass," by Walt Whitman, was published in Brooklyn, NY.

1863 - The Confederate town of Vicksburg, MS, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant.

1881 - Tuskegee Institute opened in Alabama.

1884 - Bullfighting was introduced in the U.S. in Dodge City, KS.

1886 - The first rodeo in America was held at Prescott, AZ.

1892 - The first double-decked street car service was inaugurated in San Diego, CA.

1894 - After seizing power, Judge Stanford B. Dole declared Hawaii a republic.

1901 - William H. Taft became the American governor of the Philippines.

1910 - Race riots broke out all over the United States after African-American Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match.

1934 - Boxer Joe Louis won his first professional fight.

1934 - At Mount Rushmore, George Washington's face was dedicated.

1939 - Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball.

1946 - The Philippines achieved full independence for the first time in over four hundred years.

1955 - The first king cobra snakes born in captivity in the U.S. hatched at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

1957 - The U.S. Postal Service issued the 4¢ Flag stamp.

1959 - The 49-star U.S. flag was debuted.

1960 - The 50-star U.S. flag made its debut in Philadelphia, PA.

1966 - U.S. President Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act, which went into effect the following year.

1976 - The U.S. celebrated its Bicentennial.

1982 - The Soviets performed a nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhl Semipalitinsk.

1987 - Klaus Barbie, the former Gestapo chief known as the "Butcher of Lyon," was convicted by a French court of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life in prison.

1997 - The Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft, landed on Mars. A rover named Sojourner was deployed to gather data about the surface of the planet.

1997 - Ferry service between Manhattan and Staten Island was made free of charge. Previously, the charge had ranged from 5 cents to 50 cents.

2004 - In New York, the cornerstone of the Freedom Tower was laid on the former World Trade Center site.

2005 - NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft took pictures as a space probe smashed into the Tempel 1 comet. The mission was aimed at learning more about comets that formed from the leftover buidling blocks of the solar system. The Deep Impact mission launched on January 12, 2005.

2009 - North Korea launched seven ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast that defied U.N. resolutions.

2009 - The Statue of Liberty's crown reopened to visitors. It had been closed to the public since 2001.


Music history on July 4

1694 - Composer Louis-Claude Daquin was born.

1826 - Composer Stephen Collins Foster was born.

1832 - The song "America" was sung in public for the first time at the Park Street Church in Boston, MA.

1895 - The song "America the Beautiful" was first published.

1942 - The Irving Berlin musical, "This is the Army", opened at New York’s Broadway Theatre.

1964 - The Rolling Stones' "Tell Me" was released.
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1967 - Tom Jones appeared on the first telecast of CBS-TV's "Spotlight".

1970 - Casey Kasem hosted radio’s "American Top 40" for the first time.

1976 - Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was released.

1980 - The Beach Boys gave a free outdoor performance to an estimated 500,000 people in Washington.

1982 - Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden.
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1982 - Diana Ross began her first solo world tour at Giant Stadium in the Meadowlands.

1985 - In Philadelphia, PA, the Beach Boys were joined on stage by Mr. T on drums.

1990 - 2 Live Crew released the single "Banned in the U.S.A."

1995 - At Lollapalooza in George, WA, Courtney Love hit Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill). Love received a suspended one-year sentence and was required to take courses in anger management.

1995 - The Ramones released "Adios Amigos."

2010 - George Michael was arrested "on suspicion of being unfit to drive" after police received reports of a car that had crashed into a building in north London. On September 14, he was sentenced to eight weeks in jail.


Famous birthdays on July 4

Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804

Giuseppe Garibaldi 1807

Stephen Foster 1826

Calvin Coolidge (U.S.) 1872 - 30th President of the United States

Rube Goldberg 1883

Louis Armstrong 1900

George Murphy 1902

Gloria Stuart 1910

Mitch Miller 1911

Virginia Graham 1913

Ann Landers 1918

Abigail Van Buren 1918

Leona Helmsley 1920

Eva Marie Saint 1924

Neil Simon 1927

Gina Lollobrigida 1928

Al Davis 1929

George Steinbrenner 1930

Ray Pillow 1937

Bill Withers 1938

Ed Bernard 1939

Karolyn Grimes 1940

Geraldo Rivera 1943

Al Wilson (Canned Heat) 1943

Jeremy Spencer 1948 - Musician (Fleetwood Mac), Fleetwood Mac Merchandise


R.J. Johnson 1949 - Writer, producer

Domingo Ortiz (Widespread Panic) 1952

John Waite 1955

Kirk Pengilly (INXS) 1958

Signy Coleman 1960

Teddy Carr (Ricochet) 1960

Matt Malley (Counting Crows) 1963

Mark Slaughter (Slaughter) 1964

William Goldsmith 1972

Jenica Bergere 1974



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Historical evenys on July 5

1806 - A Spanish army repelled the British during their attempt to retake Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.

1814 - U.S. troops under Jacob Brown defeated a superior British force at Chippewa, Canada.

1830 - France occupied the North African city of Algiers.

1832 - The German government began curtailing freedom of the press after German Democrats advocate a revolt against Austrian rule.

1839 - British naval forces bombarded Dingai on Zhoushan Island in China and then occupied it.

1863 - U.S. Federal troops occupied Vicksburg, MS, and distributed supplies to the citizens.

1865 - William Booth founded the Salvation Army in London.

1892 - Andrew Beard was issued a patent for the rotary engine.

1916 - Adelina and August Van Buren started on the first successful transcontinental motorcycle tour to be attempted by two women. They started in New York City and arrived in San Diego, CA, on September 12, 1916.

1935 - "Hawaii Call" was broadcast for the first time.

1935 - U.S. President Roosevelt signed the National Labor Relations Act into law. The act authorized labor to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining.

1940 - During World War II, Britain and the Vichy government in France broke diplomatic relations.

1941 - German troops reached the Dnieper River in the Soviet Union.

1943 - The battle of Kursk began as German tanks attack the Soviet salient. It was the largest tank battle in history.

1946 - The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris. Micheline Bernardini wore the two-piece outfit.

1947 - Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first black player in the American League.

1948 - Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect, providing government-financed medical and dental care.

1950 - U.S. forces engaged the North Koreans for the first time at Osan, South Korea.

1951 - Dr. William Shockley announced that he had invented the junction transistor.

1962 - Algeria became independent after 132 years of French rule.

1975 - Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles title when he defeated Jimmy Connors.

1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court weakened the 70-year-old "exclusionary rule," deciding that evidence seized with defective court warrants could be used against defendants in criminal trials.

1989 - Former U.S. National Security Council aide Oliver North received a $150,000 fine and a suspended prison term for his part in the Iran-Contra affair. The convictions were later overturned.

1991 - Regulators shut down the Pakistani-managed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in eight countries. The charge was fraud, drug money laundering and illegal infiltration into the U.S. banking system.

1995 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster.

1998 - Japan joined U.S. and Russia in space exploration with the launching of the Planet-B probe to Mars.

2000 - Jordanian security agents shot and killed a Syrian hijacker after he threw a grenade that exploded and wounded 15 passengers aboard a Royal Jordanian airliner.

2000 - 10 Bengal tigers, including 7 rare white tigers, died at the Nandankanan Zoo in India. The tigers died of trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness).

2000 - Euan Blair, the oldest son of British prime minister Tony Blair, was arrested after police found him drunk and lying on the ground in London's Leicester Square.


Musical history on July 5

1775 - Composer William Crotch was born.

1878 - Composer Josef Holbrooke was born.

1895 - Composer Gordon Jacob was born.

1918 - Composer George Rochberg was born.

1934 - "Love in Bloom", by Bing Crosby with Irving Aaronson’s orchestra, was recorded.

1954 - Elvis Presley's first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN. He recorded "That's All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1958 - Ray Charles' performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was recorded for a live album.

1968 - Bill Graham opened The Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA.

1969 - The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London's Hyde Park to introduce Mick Taylor as their new guitarist.


1975 - Bad Company's "Feel Like Making Love" was released.

1978 - The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing the Rolling Stones album cover for "Some Girls" due to complaints from celebrities.


1980 - Bauhaus' farewell concert took place in London.

1995 - The U.S. Justice Department decided not to take antitrust action against Ticketmaster.

2002 - Jimi Hendrix's family won an injuntion against a New York-based music production company from releasing recordings that Hendrix had performed.



Famous birthdays on July 5

Étienne de Silhouette 1709 - French Controller-General of Finances under Louis XV

Sarah Siddons 1755 - Actress

Sir Stamford Raffles 1781 = British statesman, know for founding of the city of Singapore

David G. Farragut 1801 - Officer in U.S. Navy durin the U.S. Civil War, known for the paraphrased quote: "darn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

P.T. Barnum (Phineas Taylor Barnum) 1810 - American showman, businessman, entertainer

Jean Cocteau (Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau) 1889 - Poet, novelist, dramatist, boxing manager, playwright

Henry Cabot Lodge 1902 - American statesman, historian

Milburn Stone 1904 - Actor

Georges Pompidou (Georges Jean Raymond Pompidou) 1911 - French politician

Janos Starker 1924 - Musician (cellist)

Warren Oates 1928 - Actor

Katherine Helmond 1934 - Actress ("Soap," "Who's the Boss")

Shirley Knight 1936 - Actress

Chuck Close 1940 - Artist

Robbie Robertston 1944 - Musician (The Band)

Michael Monarch 1950 - Musician (Steppenwolf)

Huey Lewis 1951 - Musician (Huey Lewis and the News)

Richard "The Goose" Gossage 1951 - Baseball player

Charles Ventre 1952 - Musician (River Road)

James Lofton 1956 - Football player

Marc Cohn 1959 - Singer, songwriter

Edie Falco 1963 - Actress ("The Sapranos")

Kathryn Erbe 1965 - Actress ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent")

RZA (Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) 1969 - Music producer, author, rapper

Joe (the R&B singer) 1973

Bengt Lagerberg 1973 - Musician (The Cardigans)

Dale Godboldo 1975 - Actor

Bizarre 1978 - Musician (D12)

Amelie Mauresmo 1979 - Tennis player

Jason Wade 1980 - Musician (Lifehouse)

Dave Haywood 1982 - Musician (Lady Antebellum)

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Historical events on July 6

1483 - King Richard III of England was crowned.

1699 - Captain William Kidd, the pirate, was captured in Boston, MA, and deported back to England.

1777 - British forces captured Fort Ticonderoga during the American Revolution.

1854 - In Jackson, MI, the Republican Party held its first convention.

1858 - Lyman Blake patented the shoe manufacturing machine.

1885 - Louis Pasteur successfully tested his anti-rabies vaccine. The child used in the test later became the director of the Pasteur Institute.

1905 - Fingerprints were exchanged for the first time between officials in Europe and the U.S. The person in question was John Walker.

1917 - During World War I, Arab forces led by T.E. Lawrence captured the port of Aqaba from the Turks.

1919 - A British dirigible landed in New York at Roosevelt Field. It completed the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by an airship.

1923 - The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established.

1928 - "The Lights of New York" was previewed in New York's Strand Theatre. It was the first all-talking movie.

1932 - The postage rate for first class mail in the U.S. went from 2-cents to 3-cents.

1933 - The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

1942 - Diarist Anne Frank and her family took refuge from the Nazis in Amsterdam.

1945 - U.S. President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of Freedom.

1945 - Nicaragua became the first nation to formally accept the United Nations Charter.

1947 - "Candid Microphone" began airing on ABC radio.

1948 - Frieda Hennok became the first woman to serve as the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission.

1957 - Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

1966 - Malawi became a republic within the Commonwealth with Dr. Hastings Banda as its first president.

1967 - The Biafran War erupted. The war lasted two-and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

1981 - Former President of Argentina Isabel Peron was freed after five years of house arrest by a federal court.

1981 - The Dupont Company announced an agreement to purchase Conoco, Inc. (Continental Oil Co.) for $7 billion. At the time it was the largest merger in corporate history.

1983 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender.

1983 - Fred Lynn (California Angels) hit the first grand slam in an All-Star game. The American League defeated the National League 13-3.

1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 4th consecutive Wimbledon singles title.

1985 - The submarine Nautilus arrived in Groton, Connecticut. The vessel had been towed from Mare Island Naval Shipyard.

1988 - Several popular beaches were closed in New York City due to medical waste and other debris began washing up on the seashores.

1989 - The U.S. Army destroyed its last Pershing 1-A missiles at an ammunition plant in Karnack, TX. The dismantling was under the terms of the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

1996 - Steffi Graf won her seventh Wimbledon title.

1997 - The Mars Pathfinder released Sojourner, a robot rover on the surface of Mars. The spacecraft landed on the red planet on July 4th.

1997 - In Cambodia, Second Prime Minister Hun Sen ousted First Prime Minister Norodom Ranariddh and claimed to have the capital under his control.

1998 - Protestants rioted in many parts of Northern Ireland after British authorities blocked an Orange Order march in Portadown.

2000 - A jury awarded former NHL player Tony Twist $24 million for the unauthorized use of his name in the comic book Spawn and the HBO cartoon series. Co-defendant HBO settled with Twist out of court for an undisclosed amount.


Musical history on July 6

1937 - "Sing, Sing, Sing" was recorded by Benny Goodman and his band.

1957 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other.

1964 - The Beatles' first film, "A Hard Day's Night," premiered in London.

1965 - The Jefferson Airplane was formed in San Francisco, CA.

1971 - Karen and Richard Carpenter hosted "Make Your Own Kind of Music" on NBC-TV.

1973 - Queen released their first single, "Keep Yourself Alive."

1976 - The Damned made their debut performance at the 100 Club in London.

1978 - Eddie Mahoney changed his name to Eddie Money.

1984 - The Jacksons began their Victory Tour in Kansas City, MO.


Famous birthdays on July 6

John Paul Jones 1747 - First United States' well known naval fighter in the American Revolutionary War

Harold Vanderbilt 1884 - American railroad executive

LaVerne Andrews 1911 - Singer (The Andrews Sisters)

Sebastian Cabot 1918 - Actor

Nancy Reagan (Anne Frances Robbins) 1921 - Wife of U.S. President Ronald Reagan, actress

William Schallert 1922 - Actor ("The Patty Duke Show")

Merv Griffin 1925 - Television host, singer

Susan Cabot 1927 - Actress

Pat Paulsen (Patrick Layton "Pat" Paulsen) 1927 - Comedian, satirist

Janet Leigh 1927 - Actress

Bill Haley 1927 - Musician (Bill Haley and His Comets)

Della Reese 1931 - Actress, singer

Dalai Lama (Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, usually shortened to Tenzin Gyatso) 1935 - Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Ned Beatty 1937 - Actor

Gene Chandler (Eugene Dixon) 1937 - Singer, known as "The Duke of Earl"

Jeannie Seely 1940 - Country music singer

Ric Elswit 1945 - Musician (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show)

Burt Ward 1946 - Actor, best known for his role as Robin in the television series "Batman"

Fred Dryer 1946 - Football player, actor ("Hunter")

Jamie Wyeth 1946 - Artist

Sylvester Stallone 1946 - Actor ("Rocky" series of movies)

George W. Bush (U.S.) 1946 - 43rd President of the United States

Nathalie Baye 1948 - Actress

Geoffrey Rush 1951 - Actor

Shelly Hack 1952 - Actress, model

Grant Goodeve 1952 - Actor ("Eight is Enough"), television host

Nanci Griffith 1953 - Singer, guitarist, songwriter

Allyse Beasley 1954 - Actress ("Moonlighting")

Willie Randolph 1954 - Baseball player, manager

John Jorgenson 1956 - Musician (Desert Rose Band, The Hellecasters, Elton John)

Ron Duguay 1957 - Hockey player, coach

Jon Keeble 1959 - Musician (Spandau Ballet)

Glenn Scarpelli 1968 - Actor ("One Day at a Time")

50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) 1976 - Rapper, actor

Tia Mowry (Tia Dashon Mowry Hardrict) 1978 - Actress

Tamera Mowry (Tamera Darvette Mowry) 1978 - Actress

Brandon Jacobs 1982 - Football player

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Historic events for July 7

1754 - Kings College opened in New York City. It was renamed Columbia College 30 years later.

1846 - U.S. annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.

1862 - The first railroad post office was tested on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad in Missouri.

1885 - G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge-loading machine.

1898 - The United States annexed Hawaii.

1917 - Aleksandr Kerensky formed a provisional government in Russia.

1920 - A device known as the radio compass was used for the first time on a U.S. Navy airplane near Norfolk, VA.

1930 - Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.

1937 - Japanese forces invaded China.

1946 - Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American saint.

1949 - "Dragnet" was first heard on NBC radio.

1950 - The U.N. Security Council authorized military aid for South Korea.

1969 - Canada's House of Commons gave final approval to a measure that made the French language equal to English throughout the national government.

1981 - U.S. President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

1983 - Eleven-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, left for a visit to the Soviet Union at the personal invitation of Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov.

1987 - Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began.

1998 - A jury in Santa Monica, CA, convicted Mikail Markhasev of murdering Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby's only son, during a roadside robbery.

1999 - In Sierra Leone, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah and rebel leader Foday Sankoh signed a pact to end the nation's civil war.

2000 - Cisco Systems Inc. announced that it would buy Netiverse Inc. for $210 million in stock. It was the 13th time Cisco had purchased a company in 2000.

2000 - Amazon.com announced that they had sold almost 400,000 copies of "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire," making it the biggest selling book in e-tailing history.

2003 - In Liberia, a team of U.S. military experts arrived at the U.S. embassy compound to assess whether to deploy troops as part of a peacekeeping force in the country.

2011 - The world's first artificial organ transplant was achieved. It was an artificial windpipe coated


Musical history for July 7

1954 - Memphis D.J. Dewey Phillips of WHBQ became the first D.J. to play an Elvis Presley record.

1956 - Johnny Cash made his first appearance on "Grand Ole Opry."

1956 - The Platters' "My Prayer" was released.

1967 - The Monkees opened a national tour with Jimi Hendrix as the opening act.

1968 - The Yardbirds disbanded.

1971 - Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog of Abba were married.

1973 - Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die" was released.

1975 - Keith Richards was charged with possession of an offensive weapon and reckless driving in Arkansas. He was arrested.

1980 - The original lineup of Led Zeppelin gave its final show.

1984 - The song "Relax," by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, became the biggest selling single of all time in Britain.

1992 - Dream Theater released the album "Images And Words."

1993 - Mia Zapata (Gits) was found strangled in Seattle at the age of 27.

1998 - Michael Jackson and his financial partner Don Barden announced their intentions to build an entertainment Neverneverland called "Majestic Kingdom" in Detroit.

1999 - Coolio was sentenced to 10 days in jail, 40 hours of community service and two years probation after he pled guilty to a charge of illegal gun possession.

2000 - Bobby Brown was released from a Florida jail after serving 26 days for violating probation. The probation stemmed from a 1996 drunk driving incident in Hollywood, FL.

2000 - The BBC imposed an early-evening ban on Robbie Williams' newest video entitled "Rock DJ."

2007 - Live Earth took place. The 24-hour, 7-continent series of concerts featured more than 100 music artists.


Famous birthdays on July 7

Gustav Mahler 1860 - Composer

Marc Chagall 1887

Hanns Eisler 1898

George Cukor 1899

Satchel Paige 1906

Gian Carlo Menotti 1911

Pinetop Perkins 1913 - Musician

Ruth Ford 1915

William Kunstler 1919

Ezzard Charles 1921

Pierre Cardin 1922

Mary Ford 1924

Charlie Louvin 1927

Doc Severinsen 1927 - Bandleader

Vincent Edwards 1928

David McCullough 1933 - Author

Ringo Starr 1940 - Musician (Beatles) - Beatles Merchandise
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Warren Entner 1944 - Musician (The Grass Roots)

Joe Spano 1946 - Actor

Linda Williams 1947 - Country singer

Shelley Duvall 1949 - Actress ("The Shining")

David Hodo 1950 - Musician (The Village People)

Cherry Boone 1954

Jessica Hahn 1959

Billy Campbell 1959 - Actor

Mark White 1962 - Musician (Spin Doctors)

Vonda Shepard 1963 - Singer, songwriter ("Ally McBeal")

Ricky Kinchen 1966 - Musician (Mint Condition)

Jim Gaffigan 1966 - Actor, comedian

Jorja Fox 1968 - Actress ("C.S.I.")

Cree Summer 1970

Lisa Leslie 1972 - Basketball player

Kirsten Vangsness 1972 - Actress ("Criminal Minds")

Michelle Kwan 1980 - Figure skater

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Historic events on July 8


1099 - Christian soldiers on the First Crusade march around Jerusalem.

1608 - The first French settlement at Quebec was established by Samuel de Champlain.

1663 - King Charles II of England granted a charter to Rhode Island.

1693 - Uniforms for police in New York City were authorized.

1709 - Peter the Great defeated Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine, The Swedish empire was effectively ended.

1755 - Britain broke off diplomatic relations with France as their disputes in the New World intensified.

1776 - Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia.

1794 - French troops captured Brussels, Belgium.

1795 - Kent County Free School changed its name to Washington College. It was the first college to be named after U.S. President George Washington. The school was established by an act of the Maryland Assembly in 1723.

1815 - Louis XVIII returned to Paris after the defeat of Napoleon.

1865 - C.E. Barnes patented the machine gun.

1879 - The first ship to use electric lights departed from San Francisco, CA.

1881 - Edward Berner, druggist in Two Rivers, WI, poured chocolate syrup on ice cream in a dish. To this time chocolate syrup had only been used for making ice-cream sodas.

1889 - The Wall Street Journal was first published.

1889 - John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain, in the last championship bare-knuckle fight. The fight lasted 75 rounds.

1907 - Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies" on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.

1919 - U.S. President Wilson returned from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.

1947 - Demolition work began in New York City for the new permanent headquarters of the United Nations.

1950 - General Douglas MacArthur was named commander-in-chief of United Nations forces in Korea.

1953 - Notre Dame announced that the next five years of its football games would be shown in theatres over closed circuit TV.

1960 - The Soviet Union charged Gary Powers with espionage. He was shot down in a U-2 spy plane.

1963 - All Cuban-owned assets in the United States were frozen.

1969 - The U.S. Patent Office issued a patent for the game "Twister."

1970 - The San Francisco Giant’s Jim Ray Hart became the first National League player in 59 seasons to collect six runs batted (RBI) during a single inning.

1981 - The Solar Challenger became the frist solar-powered airplane to cross the English Channel.

1986 - Kurt Waldheim was inaugurated as president of Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war crimes.

1997 - The Mayo Clinic and the U.S. government warned that the diet-drug combination known as "fen-phen" could cause serious heart and lung damage.

1997 - NATO invited Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join the alliance in 1999.

2000 - J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was released in the U.S. It was the fourth Harry Potter book.

2010 - The Solar Impulse completed the first 24-hour flight by a solar powered plane.


Music history on July 8

1882 - Composer Percy Aldridge Grainger was born.

1958 - The first gold record album was presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The award went to the soundtrack "Oklahoma!"

1969 - Marianne Faithfull took an overdose of barbiturates on the set of the movie "Ned Kely."

1970 - "The Everly Brothers Show" was launched on ABC-TV as a summer series.

1978 - Exile's "Kiss You All Over" was released.

1985 - "Playboy" and "Penthouse" magazines went on sale with nude pictures of Madonna.

1996 - The Spice Girls debut single "Wannabe" was released in Great Britain.

1997 - Marty Stuart and Connie Smith were married.

1998 - Two armed men broke into the home of Foxy Brown. Brown and her mother were both in the apartment but suffered no injuries.

1998 - The Roy Orbison Estate filed a $12 million royalty suit against Sony Music Entertainment Inc


Famous birthdays on July 8

Jean La Fontaine 1621

Ferdinand von Zeppelin 1838

John D. Rockefeller 1839

Louis Jordan 1908

Billy Eckstine 1914

Faye Emerson 1917

Pamela Brown 1918

Craig Stevens 1918

Harrison Dillard 1923

Shirley Ann Grau 1929

Roone Arledge 1931

Jerry Vale 1932

Marty Feldman 1933

Steve Lawrence 1935

Barbara Loden 1937

Faye Wattleton 1943

Jeffrey Tambor 1944

Johnny Jai Johnson (Allman Brothers Band) 1944

Cynthia Gregory 1946

Kim Darby 1948

Raffi Cavoukian 1948

Wolfgang Puck 1949

Anjelica Huston 1951

Margaret Stowe 1952

Marianne Williamson 1952

Kevin Bacon 1958

Toby Keith 1961

Graham Jones 1961 - Musician (Haircut 100)

Andy Fletcher 1961 - Musician (Depeche Mode) - Depeche Mode Merchandise

Rob Burnett 1962

Joan Osborne 1962

Corey Parker 1965

Billy Crudup 1968

Beck 1970

Drew Womack 1970 - Musician (Sons of the Desert)

Kathleen Robertson 1973

Tavis Werts 1977 - Musician (Reel Big Fish)

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Historic events on July 9

0118 - Hadrian, Rome's new emperor, made his entry into the city.

0455 - Avitus, the Roman military commander in Gaul, became Emperor of the West.

1540 - England's King Henry VIII had his 6-month-old marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, annulled.

1609 - In a letter to the crown, the emperor Rudolf II granted Bohemia freedom of worship.

1755 - General Edward Braddock was killed when French and Indian troops ambushed his force of British regulars and colonial militia.

1776 - The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington's troops in
New York.

1789 - In Versailles, the French National Assembly declared itself the Constituent Assembly and began to prepare a French constitution.

1790 - The Swedish navy captured one third of the Russian fleet at the naval battle of Svensksund in the Baltic Sea.

1792 - S.L. Mitchell of Columbia College in New York City became the first Professor of Agriculture.

1808 - The leather-splitting machine was patented by Samuel Parker.

1816 - Argentina declared independence from Spain.

1847 - A 10-hour work day was established for workers in the state of New Hampshire.

1868 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

1872 - The doughnut cutter was patented by John F. Blondel.

1877 - Alexander Graham Bell, Gardiner Greene Hubbard, Thomas Sanders and Thomas Watson formed the Bell Telephone Company.

1878 - The corncob pipe was patented by Henry Tibbe.

1900 - The Commonwealth of Australia was established by an act of the British Parliament, uniting the separate colonies under a federal government.

1922 - Johnny Weissmuller became the first person to swim the 100 meters freestyle in less than a minute.

1935 - Norman Bright ran the two mile event in the record time of 9 minutes, 13.2 seconds at a meet in New York City.

1943 - American and British forces made an amphibious landing on Sicily.

1947 - The engagement of Britain's Princess Elizabeth to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.

1951 - U.S. President Truman asked Congress to formally end the state of war between the United States and Germany.

1953 - New York Airways began the first commuter passenger service by helicopter.

1968 - The first All-Star baseball game to be played indoors took place at the Astrodome in Houston,
TX.

1971 - The
United States turned over complete responsibility of the Demilitarized Zone to South Vietnamese units.

1985 - Herschel Walker of the New Jersey Generals was named the Most Valuable Player in the United States Football League (USFL).

1985 - Joe Namath signed a five-year pact with ABC-TV to provide commentary for "Monday Night Football".

1997 - Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield.

2005 - Danny Way, a daredevil skateboarder, rolled down a large ramp and jumped across the Great Wall of China. He was the first person to clear the wall without motorized aid.

Music history on July 9

1879 - Composer Ottorino Respighi was born 1879.

1915 - Composer David Diamond was born.

1956 - Dick Clark made his debut as host of "Bandstand" on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show was changed to "American Bandstand" when it went to ABC-TV.
1958 - Johnny Cash signed with Columbia Records.

1972 - Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.
1974 - Crosby, Stills, and Nash started their reunion tour in Seattle.

1977 - Elvis Costello quit his day job as a computer operator at a cosmetic factory.

1981 - The Jacksons began a 36 city tour.

1984 - The album "Ice Cream Castle" was released by The Time.

1991 - U.S. President George Bush presented a National Medal of Art to Roy Acuff.

1995 - The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago's Soldier Field. Garcia died the next month of a heart attack.

1996 - Prince released the album "Chaos and Disorder."

1998 - Scott Weiland had an bench warrant issued for him when he missed his second court date stemming from drug possession charges.

1998 - MTV Networks Europe announced in London the launch of freeform music channel M2 Europe. It was the first TV station to be launched on the internet.

1998 - Robert "Waddy" Wachtel and his wife were arrested for investigation of possessing child pornography, allegedly found on his personal computer.

1998 - Janet Jackson set a gross revenue record of $875,000 at the MCI Center in Washington, DC. The previous record was set my Yanni on January 31, 1998, with $860,300.

1999 - Mary Chapin Carpenter canceled a concert at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, MO, at the last minute. She had to fly home to tend to a very sick Golden Retriever.

1999 - The state of Indiana renamed a 25-mile stretch of Interstate Route 65 as "Kenneth Babyface Edmonds Highway." The same day Babyface donated $50,000 to establish VH1's Save The Music campaign in the state.

2001 - The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their "Black & Blue World Tour 2001." The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.


Famous birthdays on July 9

Ann Radcliffe 1764

Elias Howe 1819

Nicola Tesla 1856

Ottorino Respighi 1879

Clara Bow 1907 - Actress (Down to the Sea in Ships, The Plastic Age)

Harold C. Fox 1910

Leonard Pennario 1924

Red Kelly 1927

Ed Ames 1927 - Actor, musician (The Ames Brothers)

Lee Hazlewood 1929

Jesse McReynolds 1929

June Jordan 1936

James Hampton 1936

Brian Dennehy 1938 - Actor

Richard Roundtree 1942 - Actor

Dean Koontz 1945 - Author

Bon Scott (AC/DC) 1946 -

O.J. Simpson 1947 - Football player, actor

Chris Cooper 1951 - Actor

John Tesh 1952 - Musician, television personality

David Ball 1953

Debbie Sledge 1954 - Musician (Sister Sledge)

Tom Hanks 1956 - Actor

Kelly McGillis 1957 - Actress

Jimmy Smits 1958 - Actor

Jim Kerr 1959 - Musician (Simple Minds)

Marc Almond 1959 - Musician (Soft Cell)

Courtney Love 1964 - Musician (Hole)

Frank Bello 1965 - Musician (Anthrax)

Scott Grimes 1971 - Actor

Enrique Murciano 1973 - Actor ("Without a Trace")

Fred Savage 1976 - Actor ("The Wonder Years")


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Historic events on July 10


1609 - The Catholic states in Germany set up a league under the leadership of Maximillian of Bavaria.

1679 - The British crown claimed New Hampshire as a royal colony.

1776 - The statue of King George III was pulled down in New York City.

1778 - In support of the American Revolution, Louis XVI declared war on England.

1821 - U.S. troops took possession of Florida. The territory was sold by Spain.

1832 - U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed legislation to re-charter the Second Bank of the United States.

1866 - Edison P. Clark patented his indelible pencil.

1890 - Wyoming became the 44th state to join the United States.
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1900 - ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

1910 - W.R. Brookins became the first to fly an airplane at an altitude of one mile.

1913 - The highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees in Death Valley, CA.

1919 - The Treaty of Versailles was hand delivered to the U.S. Senate by President Wilson.

1925 - The official news agency of the Soviet Union, TASS, was established.

1928 - George Eastman first demonstrated color motion pictures.

1929 - The U.S. government began issuing paper money in the small size.

1938 - Howard Hughes completed a 91 hour flight around the world.

1940 - The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II.

1943 - Arthur Ashe, the first African-American inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, was born. He had won 33 career titles.

1949 - The first practical rectangular television was presented. The picture tube measured 12 by 16 and sold for $12.

1951 - Armistice talks aimed at ending the Korean conflict began at Kaesong.

1951 - Sugar Ray Robinson was defeated for only the second time in 133 fights as Randy Turpin took the middleweight crown.

1953 - American forces withdraw from Pork Chop Hill in Korea after heavy fighting.

1962 - The Telstar Communications satellite was launched. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and the U.S.

1962 - Fred Baldasare swam the English Channel underwater. It was a 42 miles and took 18 hours.

1969 - The National League was divided up into two baseball divisions.

1973 - Britain granted the Bahamas their independence after three centuries of British colonial rule.

1984 - Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden, of the New York Mets, became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game as a pitcher. He was 19 years, 7 months, and 24 days old.

1985 - Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of Coke, it was renamed "Coca-Cola Classic." It was also announced that they would continue to sell "New" Coke.

1989 - Mel Blanc, the "man of a thousand voices," died at age 81. He was known for such cartoon characters as Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig.

1990 - Mikhail Gorbachev won re-election as the leader of the Soviet Communist Party.

1991 - Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office as the first elected president of the Russian republic.

1991 - U.S. President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa, citing its "profound transformation" toward racial equality.

1993 - Kenyan runner Yobes Ondieki became the first man to run 10,000 meters in less than 27 minutes.

1997 - Scientists in London said DNA from a Neanderthal skeleton supported a theory that all humanity descended from an "African Eve" 100,000 to 200,000 years ago.

1998 - The World Bank approved a $700 million loan to Thailand.

1998 - The U.S. military delivered the remains of Air Force 1st Lt. Michael Blassie to his family in St. Louis. He had been placed in Arlington Cemetery's Tomb of the Unknown in 1984. His identity had been confirmed with DNA tests.

1999 - The heads of six African nations that had troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed a cease-fire agreement that would end the civil war in that nation.

2002 - Peter Paul Rubens' painting "The Massacre of the Innocents" sold for $76.2 million at Sotheby's.


Music history on July 10

1778 - Composer Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm was born.

1835 - Composer Henryk Wieniawski was born.

1900 - ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

1936 - Billie Holiday recorded "Billie’s Blues."

1965 - Wilson Pickett's "In The Midnight Hour" was released.

1967 - Bobbie Gentry recorded "Ode to Billie Joe."

1968 - Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up following a farewell tour.

1971 - Three Dog Night's "Liar" was released.

1975 - The "Gladys Knight & the Pips" summer series premiered on NBC-TV.

1975 - Cher filed for divorce from Greg Allman, just ten days after the couple had married.

1979 - Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in prison for income tax evasion.

1985 - The song "Poplife," by Prince, was released.

1986 - Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.

1993 - Bob Segar and Juanita Dorricott were married.

1997 - Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Lucho Brieva were married.

1998 - Sheena Easton filed for divorce from her husband of 11 months, Timothy Delarm.

2000 - Diana Ross announced that the "Diana Ross and the Supremes 'Return to Love' Tour" had been cancelled by its producers.

2000 - The David Orgell jewelry store in Beverly Hills, CA, filed a $1.45 million lawsuit against Michael Jackson. The suit was over a diamond-encrusted wristwatch that was returned to the store damaged.

2000 - Stephen Hutton filed suit against Kid Rock for "breach of contract and unjust enrichment." Hutton had been fired several weeks before after a dispute over compensation.

2002 - Dolly Parton launched a 13-city tour. It was her first tour in decades.

2002 - Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli announced that they had secretly separated 10 months before. There was no indication that the two planned to get formally divorced.


Famous birthdays on July 10

John Calvin 1509
James Whistler 1834
Aldolphus Busch 1842
Nikola Tesla 1856
Marcel Proust 1871
Mary McLeod Bethune 1875
Edmund Clerihew Bentley 1875
John Gilbert 1897
Ljuba Welitsch 1913
Milt Buckner 1915
Dick Cary 1916
Don Herbert 1917
David Brinkley 1920
Jake LaMotta 1921
Jeff Donnell 1921
Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1921
Jean Kerr 1923
Fred Gwynne 1926
David N. Dinkins 1927
Ivan Passer 1933
Jerry Herman 1933
Sandy Stewart 1937
Lawrence Pressman 1939
Mills Watson 1940
Robert Pine 1941
Ian Whitcomb 1941
Arthur Ashe 1943
Jerry Miller 1943 - Musician (Moby Grape)
Ron Glass 1945
Virginia Wade 1945
Hal McRae 1946
Sue Lyon 1946
Arlo Guthrie 1947
Ronnie James Dio 1949 - Musician (DIO)
Cheryl Wheeler 1951
Neil Tennant 1954 - Musician (Pet Shop Boys)
Bela Fleck 1958
Hawkshaw Wilson 1960 - Musician (BR5-49)
Peter DiStefano 1965 - Musician (Porno for Pyros)
Jessica Simpson 1980

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Historic events on July 11

1346 - Charles IV of Luxembourg was elected Holy Roman Emperor in Germany.

1533 - Henry VIII, who divorced his wife and became head of the church of England, was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Pope Clement VII.

1708 - The French were defeated at Oudenarde, Malplaquet, in the Netherlands by the Duke of Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy.

1742 - A papal decree was issued condemning the disciplining actions of the Jesuits in China.

1786 - Morocco agreed to stop attacking American ships in the Mediterranean for a payment of $10,000.

1798 - The U.S. Marine Corps was formally re-established by "An Act for Establishing a Marine Corps" passed by the U.S. Congress. The act also created the U.S. Marine Band. The Marines were first commissioned by the Continental Congress on November 10, 1775.

1804 - The United States' first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel.

1864 - In the U.S., Confederate forces led by Gen. Jubal Early began an invasion of Washington, DC. They turned back the next day.

1914 - Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox.

1918 - Enrico Caruso recorded "Over There" written by George M. Cohan.

1934 - The first appointments to the newly created Federal Communications Commission were made.

1934 - U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the first American chief executive to travel through the Panama Canal while in office.

1955 - The U.S. Air Force Academy was dedicated in Colorado Springs, CO, at Lowry Air Base.

1960 - In Honolulu, HI, the first tournament held outside the continental U.S., sanctioned by the U.S. Golf Association, began.

1962 - The first transatlantic TV transmission was sent through the Telstar I satellite.

1972 - U.S. forces broke the 95-day siege at An Loc in Vietnam.

1977 - The Medal of Freedom was awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in a White House ceremony.

1979 - The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

1985 - Dr. H. Harlan Stone announced that he had used zippers for stitches on 28 patients. The zippers were used when he thought he may have to re-operate.

1985 - Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) became the first major league pitcher to earn 4,000 strikeouts in a career. (Texas)

1987 - Bo Jackson signed a contract to play football for the L.A. Raiders for 5 years. He was also continued to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals. (California)

1995 - Full diplomatic relations were established between the United States and Vietnam.

1998 - U.S. Air Force Lt. Michael Blassie, a casualty of the Vietnam War, was laid to rest near his Missouri home. He had been positively identified from his remains that had been enshrined in the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, VA.

1999 - A U.S. Air Force jet flew over the Antarctic and dropped off emergency medical supplies for Dr. Jerri Nelson after she had discovered a lump in her breast. Nelso was at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Research Center.

2000 - The video "Jaws," the Anniversary Collector's Edition, was released.

2000 - Liam Neeson broke his pelvis after hitting a deer with his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

2008 - Apple released the iPhone 3G.


Music history on July 11

1918 - Enrico Caruso recorded "Over There" written by George M. Cohan.

1946 - Dean Martin recorded his first four songs.

1959 - Joan Baez made her first recording. It was a duet with Bob Gibson which was recorded live at the Newport Folk Festival.

1964 - The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?" was released.

1967 - Kenny Rogers formed The First Edition. Rogers had left the New Christy Minstrels.

1969 - David Bowie's "Space Oddyssey" single was released in the U.K.

1970 - The Who's "Summertime Blues" was released.

1979 - Neil Young's concert film, "Rust Never Sleeps," debuted at the Bruin Theatre in Westwood, CA. The album of the same name was released simultaneously.

1995 - Mike Mills (R.E.M.) underwent emergency intestinal surgery in Germany. Seven shows of R.E.M.'s European tour had to be cancelled.

1996 - Beck made a surprise performance at Lollapalooza '96 in St. Louis, MO.

1998 - MTV premiered the special "Beastiography," a profile of the Beastie Boys.

2000 - Lars Ulrich (Metallica) was the first witness to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing over copyright law issues concerning free sharing of music files on Web sites such as Napster and MP3.com.


Famous birthdays on July 11

Thomas Bowdler 1754
John Quincy Adams (U.S.) 1767
John Wanamaker 1838
E.B. White 1899
Harry Von Zell 1906
Yul Brynner 1915
Gene Evans 1924
Brett Somers 1927
Theodore Harold Maiman 1927
Paul Harney 1929
Tab Hunter 1931
Giorgio Armani 1934
Bobby Rice 1944
Beverly Todd 1946
Jeff Hanna (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) 1947 - Musician
Bonnie Pointer (Pointer Sisters) 1951 - Singer
Stephen Lang 1952
Leon Spinks 1953
Mindy Sterling 1953
Sela Ward 1956
Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) 1957 - Musician
Michael Rose (Black Uhuru) 1957 - Musician
Mark Lester 1958
Suzanne Vega 1959 - Musician
Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) 1960 - Musician
Debbie Dunning 1966
Michael Rosenbaum 1972
Lil' Kim 1975

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Historic events on July 12

1096 - Crusaders under Peter the Hermit reached Sofia, Bulgaria. There they met their Byzantine escort, which brought them safely the rest of the way to Constantinople. by August 1.

1543 - England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

1690 - Protestant forces led by William of Orange defeated the Roman Catholic army of James II.

1691 - William III defeated the allied Irish and French armies at the Battle of Aughrim, Ireland.

1790 - The French Assembly approved a Civil Constitution providing for the election of priests and bishops.

1806 - The Confederation of the Rhine was established in Germany.

1862 - The U.S. Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.

1864 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln witnessed the battle where Union forces repelled Jubal Early's army on the outskirts of Washington, DC.

1912 - The first foreign-made film to premiere in America, "Queen Elizabeth", was shown.

1931 - A major league baseball record for doubles was set as the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs combined for a total of 23.

1933 - A minimum wage of 40 cents an hour was established in the U.S.

1941 - Moscow was bombed by the German Luftwaffe for the first time.

1946 - "The Adventures of Sam Spade" was heard on ABC radio for the first time.

1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower proposed a highway modernization program, with costs to be shared by federal and state governments.

1954 - The Major League Baseball Players Association was organized in Cleveland, OH.

1957 - The U.S. surgeon general, Leroy E. Burney, reported that there was a direct link between smoking and lung cancer.

1960 - The first Etch-A-Sketch went on sale.

1974 - John Ehrlichman, a former aide to U.S. President Nixon, and three others were convicted of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's former psychiatrist.

1982 - "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening.

1982 - The last of the distinctive-looking Checker taxicabs rolled off the assembly line in Kalamazoo, MI.

1984 - Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

1990 - Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party.

1998 - 1.7 billion people watched soccer's World Cup finals between France and Brazil. France won 3-0.

1999 - Walt Disney Co. announced that it was merging all of its Internet operations together with Infoseek into Go.com.


2000 - Russia launched the Zvezda after two years of delays. The module was built to be the living quarters for the International Space Station (ISS.)

2000 - The movie "X-Men" premiered in New York.


Music history on July 12

1861 - Composer Anton Stepanovich Arensky was born.

1885 - Composer George Sainton Kaye Butterworth was born.

1954 - Elvis Presley signed his first recording contract and quit his job as a truck driver. The contract was with Sun Records.


1959 - Alan Freed began a 13 week Rock & Roll show on ABC-TV.

1961 - Pat Boone began a 10-day tour of South Africa.

1962 - The Rolling Stones made their performance debut at the Marquee Club in London.


1969 - Blind Faith began their one and only tour with a sold-out show at New York's Madison Square Garden.

1992 - A memorial to Buddy Holly was unveiled in Dallas, TX.

1992 - Axl Rose (Guns N' Roses) was arrested at New York's JFK airport on a warrant from St. Louis, MO. Rose was wanted on charges stemming from a 1991 Guns N' Roses concert.

1996 - Jonathan Melvoin (Smashing Pumpkins) was found dead in a New York City hotel of a heroin overdose.

1997 - Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers) suffered a broken wrist in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA.

1998 - It was announced by Toronto's Mayor Mel Lastman that the Spice Girls had backed out of a promise to perform at a free outdoor event at Toronto's City Hall. The Spice Girls had decided instead to appear on the Canadian TV show MuchMusic.

1999 - DMX was arrested in Trinidad in mid-concert for using obscene language.

1999 - Fred Durst (Limp Bizkit) was arrested in St. Paul, MN, for allegedly kicking a local securit guard in the head during the band's performance.

2010 - In Los Angeles, CA, Jewel performed her songs "Who Will Save Your Soul" and "Foolish Games" undercover at a karaoke bar.


Famous birthdays on July 12

Gaius Julius Caesar 100 BC

Josiah Wedgewood 1730

Henry David Thoreau 1817

Sir William Osler 1849

George Eastman 1854

Oscar Hammerstein II 1895

R. Buckminster Fuller 1895

Milton Berle 1908 - Actor

'Curly' Joe DeRita 1909

Andrew Wyeth 1917

Richard Scarry 1919 - Children's author and illustrator

Conte Candoli 1927

Otis Davis 1932

Monte Hellman 1932

Van Cliburn 1934 - Pianist

Bill Cosby 1937 - Actor, comedian

Christine McVie 1943 - Singer, musician (Fleetwood Mac) - Fleetwood Mac Merchandise

Denise Nicholas 1944

Butch Hancock 1945

Jay Thomas 1948 - Actor

Walter Egan 1948 - Singer

Richard Simmons 1948 - Fitness guru

John Wetton 1949 - Musician (Asia, King Crimson)

Gilles Meloche 1950

Eric Carr 1950 - Musician (KISS)

Cheryl Ladd 1951 - Actress ("Charlie's Angels")

Jamey Sheridan 1951

Liz Mitchell 1952

Sandi Patti 1956

Mel Harris 1957 - Actress

Buddy Foster 1957

Ray Gillen 1960

Dan Murphy 1962 - Musician (Soul Asylum)

Robin Wilson 1965 - Musician (Gin Blossoms)

Tanya Donnelly 1966 - Musician (Belly)

John Petrucci 1967 - Musician (Dream Theater) - Dream Theater Merchandise

Lisa Nicole Carson 1969 - Actress ("Ally McBeal")

Kristi Yamaguchi 1971 - Figure skater

Magoo 1973

Traci Spencer 1976

Anna Friel 1976 - Actress ("Pushing Daisies")

Topher Grace 1978 - Actor ("That 70's Show")

Michelle Rodriguez (Mayte Michelle Rodriguez) 1978 - Actress ("S.W.A.T.," "Avatar," "Lost") - Lost Merchandise

Erik Per Sullivan 1991 - Actor ("Malcom in the Middle")

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Historical events on July 13

1223 - In France, Louis VIII succeeded his father, Philip Augustus.

1430 - Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.

1456 - Hungarians defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Belgrade.

1536 - France and Portugal signed the naval treaty of Lyons, which aligned them against Spain.

1789 - French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.

1868 - Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.

1891 - The primacy of Thomas Edison's lamp patents was upheld in the court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting Company.

1900 - European Allies retook Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.

1908 - "The Adventures of Dolly" opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City.

1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.

1914 - Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.

1933 - All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.

1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

1941 - Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.

1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was first published.

1951 - The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ.

1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.

1958 - The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.

1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet.

1966 - In a Chicago dormitory, Richard Speck murdered eight student nurses.

1967 - Eddie Mathews of the Houston Astros hit his 500th career home run.

1968 - Hank Aaron (Atlanta Braves) hit his 500th career home run.

1981 - The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball players strike. The game was held on August 9.

1998 - Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.

2001 - Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that the China had been awarded the games.

2003 - Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio.

2008 - The iTunes Music Store reached 10 million applications downloaded.

2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion applications downloaded.


Music history on July 13

1901 - Composer Gerald Finzi was born.

1942 - Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly sang their last duet together when they recorded the famous "Brazil" with the Jimmy Dorsey band.

1956 - Fats Domino hit #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart with his song "I'm In Love Again".

1967 - The Who began their first full-scale U.S. tour as the opening act for Herman's Hermits.

1969 - Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival. He performed three songs.

1973 - The Everly Brothers announced their break up during a show at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.

1987 - Steve Miller got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 - "U Got The Look" by Prince was released.

1988 - Michael Jackson began his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London.


1989 - Cyndi Lauper released the first closed-captioned video. The video was for the song "My First Night Without You."

1992 - Olivia Newton-John announced that she had breast cancer. Her publicist said that doctors expected a full recovery.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released 29-cent stamps that honored four Broadway musicals. The featured scenes were from "My Fair Lady," "Porgy and Bess," "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!"

1995 - George Michael announced the settlement of his long running dispute with Sony and that he had been released from his contract.

1998 - Clive Davis held a party in Central Park to celebrate Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing," which had gone triple platinum.

1998 - Mariah Carey volunteered to record a public service announcement about a girl who had disappeared a month earlier in Seaside, CA.

2000 - It was announced that the Go-Go's had gotten back together again for a tour, new album, a book and a movie.

2000 - Dr. Dre filed suit against the city of Detroit alleging censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a concert stop in Detroit on July 6, 2000, when Dre was told he and the tour organizers would be arrested if he showed a video during the concert. The video contained nudity and graphic violence.

2010 - Bono (U2) announced that he had fully recovered from an emergency back surgery in May 2010.


2010 - The BBC reported that Bob Geldof's global Live Aid concert was being made into a TV film entitled "When Harvey met Bob."


Famous birthdays on July 13

Andrea del Sarto 1486

Emmeline Pankhurst 1858

Florence Bascom 1862

William Leefe Robinson 1895

Ken Murray 1903

Irving Stone 1903

Gloria Stuart 1910

William Hanna 1910

Terry-Thomas 1911

Woody Guthrie 1912

Gerald Rudolph Ford (U.S.) 1913

Douglas Edwards 1917

Ingmar Bergman 1918

Arthur Laurents 1918 - Playwright ("West Side Story," "Gypsy")

Frances Lear 1923

Dale Robertson 1923

Harry Dean Stanton 1926 - Actor

John Chancellor 1927

Nancy Olson 1928

Polly Bergen 1930 - Actress, singer

Del Reeves 1932

Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier 1932 - Football player

Karel Gott 1939

Spencer Davis 1941

Vincent Pastore 1946 - Actor ("The Sopranos")

Chris Cross 1952

Jerry Houser 1952

Eric Laneuville 1952

Jane Lynch 1960 - Actress ("Glee")

Jackie Earle Haley 1961

Darrelle Revis 1961 - Actor

Matthew Fox 1966 - Actor ("Lost", "Party of Five") - Lost Merchandise

Tonya Donelly 1966 - Musician (Belly)

Missy Gold 1970 - Actress

Tameka Cottle 1975 - (Xscape)

Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez) 1975 - Rapper/singer (Black Eyed Peas), Black Eyed Peas Merchandise

Scott Porter 1979 - Actor ("Friday Night Lights")

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Historic events on July 14

1223 - In France, Louis VIII succeeded his father, Philip Augustus.

1430 - Joan of Arc, taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.

1456 - Hungarians defeated the Ottomans at the Battle of Belgrade.

1536 - France and Portugal signed the naval treaty of Lyons, which aligned them against Spain.

1789 - French Revolution began with Parisians stormed the Bastille prison and released the seven prisoners inside.

1798 - The U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act. The act made it a federal crime to write, publish, or utter false or malicious statements about the U.S. government.

1868 - Alvin J. Fellows patented the tape measure.

1891 - The primacy of Thomas Edison's lamp patents was upheld in the court decision Electric Light Company vs. U.S. Electric Lighting Company.

1900 - European Allies retook Tientsin, China, from the rebelling Boxers.

1908 - "The Adventures of Dolly" opened at the Union Square Theatre in New York City.

1911 - Harry N. Atwood landed an airplane on the lawn of the White House to accept an award from U.S. President William Taft.

1914 - Robert H. Goddard patented liquid rocket-fuel.

1933 - All German political parties except the Nazi Party were outlawed.

1940 - A force of German Ju-88 bombers attacked Suez, Egypt, from bases in Crete.

1941 - Vichy French Foreign Legionaries signed an armistice in Damascus, which allowed them to join the Free French Foreign Legion.

1945 - American battleships and cruisers bombarded the Japanese home islands for the first time.

1946 - Dr. Benjamin Spock’s "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was first published.

1951 - The first sports event to be shown in color, on CBS-TV, was the Molly Pitcher Handicap at Oceanport, NJ.

1951 - The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, MO, became the first national park to honor an African American.

1958 - The army of Iraq overthrew the monarchy.

1965 - The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet.

1967 - Eddie Mathews (Houston Astros) hit his 500th career home run.

1968 - Hank Aaron (Atlanta Braves) hit his 500th career home run.

1981 - The All-Star Game was postponed because of a 33-day-old baseball players strike. The game was held on August 9.

1998 - Los Angeles sued 15 tobacco companies for $2.5 billion over the dangers of secondhand smoke.

2001 - Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics. It was the first time that the China had been awarded the games.

2003 - Jerry Springer officially filed papers to run for the U.S. Senate from Ohio.

2008 - The iTunes Music Store reached 10 million applications downloaded.

2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion applications downloaded.


Music history on July 14

1901 - Composer Gerald Finzi was born.

1942 - Helen O’Connell and Bob Eberly sang their last duet together when they recorded the famous "Brazil" with the Jimmy Dorsey band.

1956 - Fats Domino hit #1 on the R&B chart and #3 on the pop chart with his song "I'm In Love Again".

1967 - The Who began their first full-scale U.S. tour as the opening act for Herman's Hermits.

1969 - Bob Dylan made a surprise appearance with The Band at the Mississippi River Rock Festival. He performed three songs.

1973 - The Everly Brothers announced their break up during a show at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA.

1987 - Steve Miller got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1987 - "U Got The Look" by Prince was released.

1988 - Michael Jackson began his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London.


1989 - Cyndi Lauper released the first closed-captioned video. The video was for the song "My First Night Without You."

1992 - Olivia Newton-John announced that she had breast cancer. Her publicist said that doctors expected a full recovery.

1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released 29-cent stamps that honored four Broadway musicals. The featured scenes were from "My Fair Lady," "Porgy and Bess," "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!"

1995 - George Michael announced the settlement of his long running dispute with Sony and that he had been released from his contract.

1998 - Clive Davis held a party in Central Park to celebrate Sarah McLachlan's album "Surfacing," which had gone triple platinum.

1998 - Mariah Carey volunteered to record a public service announcement about a girl who had disappeared a month earlier in Seaside, CA.

2000 - It was announced that the Go-Go's had gotten back together again for a tour, new album, a book and a movie.

2000 - Dr. Dre filed suit against the city of Detroit alleging censorship. The lawsuit stemmed from a concert stop in Detroit on July 6, 2000, when Dre was told he and the tour organizers would be arrested if he showed a video during the concert. The video contained nudity and graphic violence.

2010 - Bono (U2) announced that he had fully recovered from an emergency back surgery in May 2010.

2010 - The BBC reported that Bob Geldof's global Live Aid concert was being made into a TV film entitled "When Harvey met Bob."


Famous birthdays on July 14

Andrea del Sarto 1486

Emmeline Pankhurst 1858

Florence Bascom 1862

William Leefe Robinson 1895

Ken Murray 1903

Irving Stone 1903

Gloria Stuart 1910

William Hanna 1910

Terry-Thomas 1911

Woody Guthrie 1912

Gerald Rudolph Ford (U.S.) 1913

Douglas Edwards 1917

Ingmar Bergman 1918

Arthur Laurents 1918 - Playwright ("West Side Story," "Gypsy")

Frances Lear 1923

Dale Robertson 1923

Harry Dean Stanton 1926 - Actor

John Chancellor 1927

Nancy Olson 1928

Polly Bergen 1930 - Actress, singer

Del Reeves 1932

Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier 1932 - Football player

Karel Gott 1939

Spencer Davis 1941

Vincent Pastore 1946 - Actor ("The Sopranos")

Chris Cross 1952

Jerry Houser 1952

Eric Laneuville 1952

Jane Lynch 1960 - Actress ("Glee")

Jackie Earle Haley 1961

Darrelle Revis 1961 - Actor

Matthew Fox 1966 - Actor ("Lost", "Party of Five") - Lost Merchandise

Tonya Donelly 1966 - Musician (Belly)

Missy Gold 1970 - Actress

Tameka Cottle 1975 - (Xscape)

Taboo (Jaime Luis Gomez) 1975 - Rapper/singer (Black Eyed Peas), Black Eyed Peas Merchandise

Scott Porter 1979 - Actor ("Friday Night Lights")

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Historical events on July 15

1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders.

1410 - Poles and Lithuanians defeated the Teutonic knights at Tannenburg, Prussia.

1789 - The electors of Paris set up a "Commune" to live without the authority of the government.

1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MO.

1813 - Napoleon Bonaparte's representatives met with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.

1834 - Lord Napier of England arrived in Macao, China as the first chief superintendent of trade.

1870 - Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.

1876 - George Washington Bradley of St. Louis pitched the first no-hitter in baseball in a 2-0 win over Hartford.

1885 - In New York, the Niagara Reservation State Park opened.

1888 - "Printers’ Ink" was first sold.

1895 - Ex-prime minister of Bulgaria, Stephen Stambulov, was murdered by Macedonian rebels.

1901 - Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers went on strike.

1904 - The first Buddhist temple in the U.S. was established in Los Angeles, CA.

1916 - In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.

1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.

1922 - The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

1942 - The first supply flight from India to China over the 'Hump' was carried to help China's war effort.

1958 - Five thousand U.S. Marines landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to protect the pro-Western government. The troops withdrew October 25, 1958.

1965 - The spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars.

1968 - ABC-TV premiered "One Life to Live".

1968 - Commercial air travel began between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R., when the first plane, a Soviet Aeroflot jet, landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."

1973 - Nolan Ryan (California Angels) became the first pitcher in two decades to win two no-hitters in a season. (California)

1981 - Steven Ford, son of former President Gerald R. Ford, appeared in a seduction scene of "The Young and the Restless" on CBS-TV. Ford played the part of Andy.

1985 - Baseball players voted to strike on August 6th if no contract was reached with baseball owners. The strike turned out to be just a one-day interruption.

1987 - Taiwan ended thirty-seven years of martial law.

2009 - "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released in theaters in the U.S. It was the sixth movie in the series.


Music history on July 15

1942 - Glen Miller and his band recorded "Jukebox Saturday Night."

1952 - Patti Page made her TV debut in a summer replacement series for Perry Como.

1973 - Ray Davies announced that he was leaving The Kinks. He returned to the group within the week.

1978 - Bob Dylan performed before the largest open-air concert audience (for a single artist). About 200,000 fans turned out at Blackbushe Airport in England.

1980 - Linda Ronstadt made her dramatic debut in "The Pirates Of Penzance" at the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.

1986 - Columbia Records dropped Johnny Cash after 28 years. Johnny signed with Polygram the next year.

1992 - Aretha Franklin sang the U.S. national anthem at the Democratic National Convention in New York City.

1994 - Phil Collins announced that he was seeking a divorce from his wife Jill.

1995 - Sinead O'Connor dropped out of Lollapalooza because she was pregnant. She was replaced with Elastica.

1999 - The original Drifters performed on Today on NBC-TV.

2002 - A boat captained by Bob Segar won its division in the 78th annual Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race.

2002 - VH1 confirmed that it was working on a reality TV show that would follow Liza Minnelli.

2010 - In Massachusettes, Joe Perry (Aerosmith) was rear-ended by a car while riding his motorcyle. He was treated for minor injuries.


2010 - Pink suffered minor injuries during a concert when she was dragged into barricades on the stage.

2010 - The group Take That announced that Robbie Williams had rejoined the band to record their first ablum since Williams left the band 15 years before.



Famous birthdays on July 15

Rembrandt Van Rijn 1606

Clement Clarke Moore 1779

William Winter 1836

Dorothy Fields 1905

Richard W. Armour 1906

Cowboy Copas 1913

Philip Carey 1925

Non Clow Martin 1927

Clive Cussler 1931

Julian Bream 1933

Alex Karras 1935

Ken Kercheval 1935

Patrick Wayne 1939

Tommy Dee 1940

Millie Jackson 1944

Jan-Michael Vincent 1944

Peter Lewis 1945 - Musician (Moby Grape)

Linda Ronstadt 1946

Trevor Horn 1949 - Musician (Buggles)

Rick Kehoe 1951

Terry O'Quinn 1952 - Actor ("Lost") - Lost Merchandise

Jeff Carlisi 1952 - Musician (.38 Special) - .38 Special Merchandise

David Pack 1953 - Musician (Ambrosia)

Joe Satriani 1956 - Musician

Marc Bell 1956 - Musician (The Ramones)

Ian Curtis 1956 - Musician (Joy Division)

Kim Alexis 1960

William Aames 1960

Forest Whitaker 1961

Lolita Davidovich 1961

Brigitte Nielsen 1963 - Actress

Phillip Fisher 1967 - Musician (Fishbone)

Stan Kirsch 1968

Scott Foley 1972

Brian Austin Green 1973

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Historic events on July 16

1765 - Prime Minister of England Lord Greenville resigned and was replaced by Lord Rockingham.

1774 - Russia and the Ottoman Empire signed the treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji, ending their six-year war.

1779 - American troops under General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, NY.

1790 - The District of Columbia, or Washington, DC, was established as the permanent seat of the United States Government.

1791 - Louis XVI was suspended from office until he agreed to ratify the constitution.

1845 - The New York Yacht Club hosted the first American boating regatta.

1862 - David G. Farragut became the first rear admiral in the U.S. Navy.

1875 - The new French constitution was finalized.

1912 - Bradley A. Fiske patented the airplane torpedo.

1926 - The first underwater color photographs appeared in "National Geographic" magazine. The pictures had been taken near the Florida Keys.

1935 - Oklahoma City became the first city in the U.S. to make use of parking meters.

1940 - Adolf Hitler ordered the preparations to begin on the invasion of England, known as Operation Sea Lion.

1942 - French police officers rounded up 13,000 Jews and held them in the Winter Velodrome. The round-up was part of an agreement between Pierre Laval and the Nazis. Germany had agreed to not deport French Jews if France arrested foreign Jews.

1944 - Soviet troops occupied Vilna, Lithuania, in their drive toward Germany.

1945 - The United States detonated the first atomic bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.

1950 - The largest crowd in sporting history was 199,854. They watched the Uruguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1951 - J.D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye" was first published.

1957 - Marine Major John Glenn set a transcontinental speed record when he flew a jet from California to New York in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 8 seconds.

1964 - Little League Baseball Incorporated was granted a Federal Charter unanimously by the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

1969 - Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL, and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

1970 - The Pittsburgh Pirates played their first game at Three Rivers Stadium.

1973 - Alexander P. Butterfield informed the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of recorded tapes.

1979 - Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq after forcing Hasan al-Bakr to resign.

1981 - After 23 years with the name Datsun, executives of Nissan changed the name of their cars to Nissan.

1985 - The All-Star Game, televised on NBC-TV, was the first program broadcast in stereo by a TV network.

2005 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released. It was the sixth in the Harry Potter series. The book sold 6.9 million copies on its first day of release.


Music history for July 16

1934 - The NBC Red radio network premiered the musical drama, "Dreams Come True."

1959 - The Coasters recorded "Poison Ivy."

1966 - In London, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker formed the band Cream.

1966 - The Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer In The City" was released.

1969 - The Who's "I'm Free" was released.


1972 - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles gave their farewell concert in Washington, DC.

1973 - Bob Dylan released the soundtrack to "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid."

1976 - Loggins and Messina broke up.

1980 - The film "No Nukes" premiered in New York, NY.

1981 - Harry Chapin died in a car crash at the age of 38. He was on his way to a benefit concert.

1996 - Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries accepted an undisclosed settlement after a London newspaper reported that she appeared on stage without panties.

1999 - The Beach Boys appeared on NBC-TV's Today.


Famous birthdays on July 16

Sir Joshua Reynolds 1723
Mary Baker Eddy 1821
Ida Bell Wells 1862
Roald Amundsen 1872
Trygve Lie 1896
Barbara Stanwyck 1907
Orville Redenbacher 1907
Ginger Rogers 1911
Barnard Hughes 1915
Bess Myerson 1924
Nat Pierce 1925
Cal Tjader 1925
Joey Giardello 1930
William Bell 1939
Corin Redgrave 1939
Tony Jackson (Searchers) 1940
Desmond Dekker 1942
Margaret Court 1942
Jimmy Johnson (NFL) 1943
Ruben Blades 1948
Pinchas Zukerman 1948
Stewart Copeland (Police) 1952
Michael Flatley 1958
Phoebe Cates 1963
Will Ferrell 1967
Barry Sanders 1968
Ed Kowalczyk (Live) 1971
Corey Scott Feldman 1971

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Historical events on July 17

1212 - The Moslems were crushed in the Spanish crusade.

1453 - France defeated England at Castillon, France, which ended the 100 Years' War.

1785 - France limited the importation of goods from Britain.

1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to the British at Rochefort, France.

1821 - Spain ceded Florida to the U.S.

1862 - National cemeteries were authorized by the U.S. government.

1866 - Authorization was given to build a tunnel beneath the Chicago River. The three-year project cost $512,709.

1867 - Harvard School of Dental Medicine was established in Boston, MA. It was the first dental school in the U.S.

1898 - U.S. troops under General William R. Shafter took Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War.

1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.

1920 - Sinclair Lewis finished his novel "Main Street."

1941 - The longest hitting streak in baseball history ended when the Cleveland Indians pitchers held New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio hitless for the first time in 57 games.

1941 - Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on his desk by the following Monday morning. The building became known as the Pentagon.

1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. During the meeting Stalin made the comment that "Hitler had escaped."

1946 - Chinese communists opened a drive against the Nationalist army on the Yangtze River.

1950 - The television show "The Colgate Comedy Hour" debuted featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

1954 - The Brooklyn Dodgers made history as the first team with a majority of black players.

1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.

1960 - Francis Gary Powers pled guilty to spying charges in a Moscow court after his U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.

1966 - Ho Chi Minh ordered a partial mobilization of North Vietnam forces to defend against American air strikes.

1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.

1979 - Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to Miami in exile. (Florida)

1986 - The largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history took place when LTV Corporation asked for court protection from more than 20,000 creditors. LTV Corp. had debts in excess of $4 billion.

1987 - Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and rear Admiral John Poindexter begin testifying to Congress at the "Iran-Contra" hearings.

1995 - The Nasdaq composite stock index rose above 1,000 for the first time.

1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.

1998 - Biologists reported that they had deciphered the genome (genetic map) of the syphilis bacterium.


Music history on July 17

1939 - Charlie Barnet and his orchestra recorded "Cherokee."

1954 - The first Newport Jazz Festival was held at the Newport Casino, in Newport, RI.

1961 - Motown Records released The Supremes' first single, "Buttered Popcorn."

1965 - The Miracles' "Tracks of My Tears" was released.

1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience opened for The Monkees at The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in New York.

1968 - The Beatles’ feature-length cartoon, "Yellow Submarine," premiered at the London Pavilion.

1974 - The Moody Blues open the first quadraphonic studio in London.

1975 - Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox were divorced.

1976 - Heart's "Magic Man" was released.

1979 - Gary Moore left Thin Lizzy and was replaced by Midge Ure.

1987 - Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) signed a solo deal with Virgin Records.

1996 - The Smashing Pumpkins fired Jimmy Chamberlin less than a week after Chambelin was arrested on a drug charge and Jonathan Melvoin died of a heroin overdose.


Famous birthdays on July 17

John Astor 1762

Luis Munoz-Rivera 1859

Erle Stanley Gardner 1889

Berenice Abbott 1898

James Cagney 1899

Christina E. Stead 1902

William Gargan 1905

Art Linkletter 1912

Eleanor Steber 1916

Lou Boudreau 1917

Phyllis Diller 1917 - Comedian

Gordon Gould 1920

Niccolo Castiglioni 1932

Mimi Hines 1933

Pat McCormick 1934

Donald Sutherland 1934 - Actor

Diahann Carroll 1935 - Actress, singer

Peter Schickele 1935 - Musician (P. D. Q. Bach)

Spencer Davis 1939 - Musician, singer (Spencer Davis Group)

Connie Hawkins 1942 - Basketball player

Camilla 1947 - Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Britain's Prince Charles

Cathy Ferguson 1948

Mick Tucker 1949 - Musician (Sweet)

Terence 'Geezer' Butler 1949 - Musician (Black Sabbath)

Mike Vale 1949 - Musician (Tommy James and the Shondells)

Lucie Arnaz 1951 - Actress

Phoebe Snow 1952 - Singer

David Hasselhoff 1952 Actor ("Knight Rider," "Baywatch"), singer

Angela Merkel 1954 - German Chancellor

Bryan Trottier 1956 - Hockey player

Nancy Giles 1960

Regina Belle 1963

Alex Winter 1965

Guru (Keith Elam) 1966 - Rapper (Gang Starr)

Stockley (David "Stokley" Williams) 1967 - Singer (Mint Condition)

JC (Jarret Cordes, J.C. the Eternal) 1971 - (PM Dawn)

Kitten Jones 1982



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Historic events on July 18


0064 - The Great Fire of Rome began.

1536 - The authority of the pope was declared void in England.

1743 - "The New York Weekly Journal" published the first half-page newspaper ad.

1789 - Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decided to back the French Revolution.

1812 - Great Britain signed the Treaty of Orebro, making peace with Russia and Sweden.

1830 - Uruguay adopted a liberal constitution.

1872 - The Ballot Act was passed in Great Britain, providing for secret election ballots.

1914 - Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation division called the Signal Corps.

1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.

1932 - The U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway.

1935 - Ethiopian King Haile Selassie urged his countrymen to fight to the last man against the invading Italian army.

1936 - The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL.

1936 - The Spanish Civil War began as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa.

1936 - "The Columbia Workshop" debuted on CBS radio.

1942 - The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, made its first flight.

1944 - U.S. troops captured Saint-Lo, France, ending the battle of the hedgerows.

1944 - Hideki Tojo was removed as Japanese premier and war minister due to setbacks suffered by his country in World War II.

1947 - U.S. President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, which placed the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president.

1964 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit the only grand slam home run of his career.

1970 - Ron Hunt (San Francisco Giants) was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career.

1971 - New Zealand and Australia announced they would pull their troops out of Vietnam.

1985 - Jack Nicklaus II, at age 23 years old, made his playing debut on the pro golf tour at the Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, IL.

2000 - It was announced that Christopher Reeve would direct and serve as executive producer on the TV movie "Rescuing Jeffrey."

2001 - A train derailed, involving 60 cars, in a Baltimore train tunnel. The fire that resulted lasted for six days and virtually closed down downtown Baltimore for several days. (Maryland)


Music history on July 18

1670 - Composer Giovanni Bononcini was born.

1953 - Elvis Presley recorded "My Happiness" as a gift for his mother. It was his first recording.
Today in Elvis History

1960 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters released "The Twist." The song didn't become a hit until later in the year when Chubby Checker covered it.

1960 - Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" was released.

1964 - The Beatles album "A Hard Days Night" was released.
John Lennon Merchandise - Today in Beatles History - Beatles apparel and gear

1968 - The Grateful Dead released their 2nd album, "Anthem of the Sun."

1970 - Pink Floyd and Deep Purple played a free concert at London's Hyde Park.
Pink Floyd Store

1974 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.
Today in Beatles History

1988 - A California appeals court upheld a lower courts' decision to dismiss a case against Ozzy Osbourne and CBS Records. In 1984 a teenager allegedly killed himself after listening to Ozzy's "Suicide Solution."
Ozzy Osbourne Store

1992 - Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were married.

1995 - The oldest known musical instrument in the world was found in the Indrijca River Valley in Slovenia. The 45,000 year-old relic was a bear bone with four artificial holes along its length.

1995 - Selena's "Dreaming of You" was posthumously released.

2000 - Metallica played at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. The crowd was 1,000 contest winners of the "Blind Date" competition organized by Miller Genuine Draft.
Metallica music - Metallica apparel and gear

2001 - MTV premiered the original movie "Hysteria - The Def Leppard Story."
Def Leppard Store

2005 - The iTunes Music Store reached 500 million songs sold.

2006 - Carmen Electra filed for a divorce from Dave Navarro (Red Hot Chili Peppers).


Famous birthdays on July 18

Gilbert White 1720

William Makepeace Thackeray 1811

Vidkum Quisling 1887

Chill Willis 1903

S.I. Hayakawa 1906

Clifford Odetts 1906

Lou Busch 1910

Hume Cronyn 1911

Harriet Nelson 1912

Marvin Miller 1913

Richard "Red" Skelton 1913

Nelson Mandela 1918 - President of South Africa

John Glenn 1921 - Astronaut

Dick Button 1929

Screamin' Jay Hawkins 1929

'Papa Dee' Allen (War) 1931

Tenley Albright 1935

Hunter S. Thompson 1937

Brian Auger (Mahavishnu Players) 1939

Dion DiMucci (Dion and the Belmonts) 1939

James Brolin 1940

Lonnie Mack (Memphis) 1941

Martha Reeves (Martha and the Vandellas) 1941

Robin McDonald (Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas) 1943

Kurt Mann 1947

Glenn Hughes 1950

Ricky Skaggs 1954 - Singer

Terry Chambers (XTC) 1955

Nigel Twist (The Alarm) 1958

Audrey Landers 1959

Elizabeth McGovern 1961

Jack Irons (Pearl Jam) 1962

John Herman (Widespread Panic) 1962

Vin Diesel 1967 - Actor

Tony Fagenson (Eve 6) 1978

Jason Weaver 1979

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Historical events on July 19

1525 - The Catholic princes of Germany formed the Dessau League to fight against the Reformation.

1553 - Fifteen-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for nine days. Mary, the daughter of King Henry VIII, was proclaimed Queen.

1788 - Prices plunged on the Paris stock market.

1799 - The Rosetta Stone, a tablet with hieroglyphic translations into Greek, was found in Egypt.

1848 - The Women's Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY. Bloomers were introduced at the convention.

1870 - France declared war on Prussia.

1909 - The first unassisted triple play in major-league baseball was made by Cleveland Indians shortstop Neal Ball in a game against Boston.

1939 - Dr. Roy P. Scholz became the first surgeon to use fiberglass sutures.

1942 - German U-boats were withdrawn from positions off the U.S. Atlantic coast due to effective American anti-submarine countermeasures.

1943 - During World War II, more than 150 B-17 and 112 B-24 bombers attacked Rome for the first time.

1946 - Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.

1960 - Juan Marichal (San Francisco Giants) became the first pitcher to get a one-hitter in his major league debut.

1974 - The House Judiciary Committee recommended that U.S. President Richard Nixon should stand trial in the Senate for any of the five impeachment charges against him.

1975 - The Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated after being linked in orbit for two days.

1979 - In Nicaragua, the dictatorship of the Somozas was overthrown by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional or FSLN).

1982 - The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14% of the population had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.

1984 - Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.

1985 - George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest with a shoe size of 28-1/2. Bell, at age 26, stood 7 feet 10 inches tall.

1985 - Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year.


Music history on July 19

1811 - Composer Vincenz Lachner was born.

1939 - Jack Teagarden and his orchestra recorded "Aunt Hagar's Blues."

1942 - "The Seventh Symphony," by Shastakovich, was performed for the first time in the U.S. by Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra.

1949 - Harry Belafonte began recording his first sessions for Capitol Records. They included the songs "They Didn't Believe Me" and "Close Your Eyes."

1954 - Elvis Presley's first single was released by Sun Records. It was "That's All Right" b/w "Blue Moon of Kentucky."

1966 - Frank Sinatra, at the age of 50, married the 20-year-old actress Mia Farrow.

1969 - The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" was released.

1969 - The Spencer Davis group broke up.

1975 - Orleans' "Dance With Me" was released.

1976 - Deep Purple broke up.

1980 - Billy Joel earned his first gold record with "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me."

1980 - David Bowie made his theatrical debut as the title role in "The Elephant Man."

1981 - "Roy Orbison Day" was celebrated in Odessa, TX.

1990 - Vikki Carr opened the ceremonies for dedication of the The Nixon Library. She sang in front of 4 Presidents, President Nixon, President Ford, President Reagan and President Bush, all which she had performed for at the White House during their terms. Herny Kissinger, Alexander Haig and Gene Autry were also present.

1991 - Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler filed a lawsuit against the band. He claimed the other members had forced him to use heroin, then made him quit the band when he entered a rehabilitation program.

1995 - Elvis Presley's former doctor Dr. George Nichopoulous, lost his medical license for being "too liberal" when prescribing addictive drugs.

1999 - Dr. Dre filed a lawsuit against Priority Records and Death Row Records. Dre alleged that the release of the album "The Chronic 2000" infringed on his trademark.

1999 - They Might Be Giants released the album "Long Tall Weekend." It was released exclusively in the MP3 format.


Famous birthdays on July 19

Samuel Colt 1814

Edgar Degas 1834

Lizzie Borden 1860

Charles Horace Mayo 1865

Percy Lebaron Spencer 1894

A.J. Cronin 1896

Charles Teagarden 1913

Rosalyn Yalow 1921

George McGovern 1922

Pat Hingle 1924

Sue Thompson 1926

Helen Gallagher 1926

Buster Benton 1932

Philip Agee 1935

George Hamilton IV 1937

Richard Jordan 1938

Vikki Carr 1941

Natalya Bessmertnova 1941

Dennis Cole 1943

George Dzundza 1945

Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) 1946

Brian Harold May (Queen) 1947

Bernie Leadon (The Eagles) 1947

Beverly Archer 1948

Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) 1948

Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd) 1952 - Lynyrd Skynyrd Merchandise

Peter Barton 1956

Danny Chauncey (.38 Special) 1956 - .38 Special Merchandise

Kevin Haskins (Love and Rockets) 1960

Campbell Scott 1962

Anthony Edwards 1962

Kelly Shiver (Thrasher Shiver) 1963

Clea Lewis 1965

Jared Padalecki 1982 - Actor ("Supernatural")

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Historic events on July 20

1801 - A 1,235 pound cheese ball was pressed at the farm of Elisha Brown, Jr. The ball of cheese was later loaded on a horse-driven wagon and presented to U.S. President Thomas Jefferson at the White House.

1810 - Colombia declared independence from Spain.

1859 - Brooklyn and New York played baseball at Fashion Park Race Course on Long Island, NY. The game marked the first time that admission had been charged for to see a ball game. It cost $.50 to get in and the players on the field did not receive a salary (until 1863).

1861 - The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, VA.

1868 - Legislation that ordered U.S. tax stamps to be placed on all cigarette packs was passed.

1871 - British Columbia joined Confederation as a Canadian province.

1881 - Sioux Indian leader Sitting Bull, a fugitive since the Battle of the Little Big Horn, surrendered to federal troops. (Montana)

1908 - In the United States, the Sullivan Ordinance bars women from smoking in public facilities.

1917 - The draft lottery in World War I went into operation.

1935 - NBC radio debuted "G-men." The show was later renamed "Gangbusters."

1942 - The first detachment of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, (WACS) began basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.

1944 - An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf Hitler failed. The bomb exploded at Hitler's Rastenburg headquarters. Hitler was only wounded.

1944 - U.S. President Roosevelt was nominated for an unprecedented fourth term of office at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

1947 - The National Football League (NFL) ruled that no professional team could sign a player who had college eligibility remaining.

1961 - "Stop the World, I Want to Get Off" opened in London.

1969 - Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.

1974 - Turkish forces invaded Cyprus.

1976 - America's Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on Mars.

1982 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan pulled the U.S. out of comprehensive test ban negotiations indefinitely.

1985 - Treasure hunters began raising $400 million in coins and silver from the Spanish galleon "Nuestra Senora de Atocha." The ship sank in 1622 40 miles of the coast of Key West, FL.

1992 - Vaclav Havel, the playwright who led the Velvet Revolution against communism, stepped down as president of Czechoslovakia.

1998 - Russia won a $11.2 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund to help avert the devaluation of its currency.

2003 - In India, elephants used for commercial work began wearing reflectors to avoid being hit by cars during night work.


Music history on July 20

1872 - Composer Deodat de Severac was born.

1940 - "Billboard" magazine published its first listing of best-selling singles. 10 songs were on the list.

1965 - Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" was released.

1965 - Lovin' Spoonful's first record, "Do You Believe in Magic," was released.

1968 - Jane Asher announced that Paul McCartney has broken off their engagement.

1974 - Joey Ramone became the lead vocalist for the Ramones.

1975 - Steve Van Zandt performed for the first time in concert as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.

1979 - Electric Light Orchestra took out advertisements dedicating the release of "Don't Bring Me Down" to Skylab.

1986 - "Sid and Nancy," a film biography of the Sex Pistols, premiered in London.

1987 - Production was completed on Prince's third movie, "Sign O' The Times" in Minneapolis, MN.

1996 - Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) was arrested for assault and then later released after playing on the Lollapalooza '96 tour in North Carolina.

2010 - In New York, Ice-T was arrested for driving with a suspended license.


Famous birthdays on July 20

Francesco Petrarch 1304

Veron Felton 1890 - Actress (Picnic, The Oklahoman)

Theda Bara 1890

Sir Edmund Hillary 1919 - Explorer, first to climb Mt. Everest

Ted Schroeder 1921 - Tennis player

Lola Albright 1925 - Actress (The Tender Trap, The Impossible Years)

Robert D. Maurer 1924

Michael Gielen 1927

Mike Ilitch 1929 - Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza franchises, owner of Detroit Red Wings

Sally Ann Howes 1930 - Actress (Dead of Night, Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang)

Nam June Paik 1932

Chuck Daly 1933

Sleepy LaBeef 1935

Butch (Fred) Baird 1936 - Golfer

Diana Rigg 1938 - Actress (Medea, King Lear, The Avengers)

Natalie Wood (Natasha Nikolaevna Gurdin) 1938 - Actress (From Here to Eternity, West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause)

Tony (Pedro Lopez) Oliva 1938 - Baseball player

Jo Ann Campbell 1938

Pete Hamilton 1942 - Auto racer

Mickey (Mitchell Jack) Stanley 1942 - Baseball Player

Chris Amon 1943 - Auto racer

John Lodge 1943 - Musician (The Moody Blues)

T.G. Shepherd (William Bowder) 1944 - Singer

Betty Burfeindt 1945 - Golfer

Kim Carnes 1946 - Singer

John Almond 1946 - Musician (Johnny Almond and the Music Machine)

Carlos Santana 1947 - Musician (Santana)

Frank Whaley 1953

Paul Cook (Sex Pistols, Professionals) 1956 - Sex Pistols Merchandise

Donna Dixon 1957 - Actress (Wayne's World, Dr. Detroit)

Mick McNeil 1958 - Musician (Simple Minds)

Radney Foster 1959

Dino Esposito 1963 - Singer

Chris Cornell 1964 - Musician (Soundgarden)

Stone (Carpenter) Gossard 1966 - Musician (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog), also known as Carpenter Newton

Reed Diamond 1967

Josh Holloway 1969 - Actor ("Lost") - Lost Merchandise

Ray Allen 1975 - Basketball player

Charlie Korsmo 1978

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Historic events on July 21

1733 - John Winthrop was granted the first honorary Doctor of Law Degree given by Harvard College in Cambridge, MA.

1831 - Belgium became independent as Leopold I was proclaimed King of the Belgians.

1861 - The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle.

1925 - The "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned.

1930 - The Veterans’ Administration of the United States was established.

1931 - CBS aired the first regularly scheduled program to be simulcast on radio and television. The show featured singer Kate Smith, composer George Gershwin and New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker.

1931 - The Reno Race Track inaugurated the daily double in the U.S.

1940 - Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia were annexed by the Soviet Union.

1944 - American forces landed on Guam during World War II.

1947 - Loren MacIver’s portrait of Emmett Kelly as Willie the Clown appeared on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.

1949 - The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.

1954 - The Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam.

1957 - Althea Gibson became the first black woman to win a major U.S. tennis title when she won the Women’s National clay-court singles competition.

1958 - The last of "Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts" programs aired on CBS-TV.

1959 - A U.S. District Court judge in New York City ruled that "Lady Chatterley’s Lover" was not a dirty book.

1961 - Capt. Virgil "Gus" Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth. He was flying on the Liberty Bell 7.

1968 - Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship.

1980 - Draft registration began in the United States for 19 and 20-year-old men.

1987 - Mary Hart, of "Entertainment Tonight", had her legs insured by Lloyd’s of London for $2 million.

1997 - The U.S.S. Constitution, which defended the United States during the War of 1812, set sail under its own power for the first time in 116 years.

1998 - Chinese gymnast Sang Lan, 17, was paralyzed after a fall while practicing for the women's vault competition at the Goodwill Games in New York. Spinal surgery 4 days later failed to restore sensation below her upper chest.

2000 - NBC announced that they had found nearly all of Milton Berle's kinescopes. The filmed recordings of Berle's early TV shows had been the subject of a $30 million lawsuit filed by Berle the previous May.

2002 - WorldCom Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At the time it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

2004 - White House officials were briefed on the September 11 commission's final report. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The report was released to the public the next day.

2007 - The seventh and last book of the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was released.

2011 - Space Shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the last flight of NASA's space shuttle program.


Music history on July 21

1969 - Duke Ellington and a portion of his band performed a 10-minute composition on ABC-TV titled, "Moon Maiden." The event took place just one day after Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon.

1979 - Robert Palmer's "Bad Case Of Loving You" was released.

1980 - AC\DC released "Back In Black." It was their first album with Brian Johnson as lead singer.

1980 - Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) was injured in a car accident. He died two days later.

1987 - Guns 'n Roses released their debut album, "Appetite For Destruction."

1989 - Weird Al Yankovic's first movie, "UHF," opened.

1990 - Roger Waters staged a production of "The Wall" at Potsdamer Platz, Germany. Sinead O'Connor, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins and Cyndi Lauper among others took part in the benefit.

1990 - BBC's Radio One apologized to listeners after Madonna repeatedly cursed during a live concert broadcast.

1996 - Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) was arrested for allegedly hitting a fan that was trying to take his picture in a hotel in North Carolina.

1997 - C. Delores Tucker filed suit against the estate of late rapper Tupac Shakur. The suit alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress, slander, and invasion of privacy due to derogatory lyrics about Tucker. The lyrics about Tucker, a lobbyist against gangsta rap lyrics, were on Shakur's last album, "All Eyez On Me."

1998 - The Beastie Boys began touring for "Hello Nasty," their fifth release.

1998 - Eagle-Eye Cherry released his debut "Desireless."

1999 - Charley Pride received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the 2,140th star to be dedicated.

2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 8 billion songs sold.

2010 - In New York City, Foxy Brown was arrested for violating a protection order.


Famous birthdays on July 21

Ernest Hemingway - 1899 - Author, journalist

Marshall McLuhan 1911 - Educator, philosopher, scholar

Isaac Stern 1920 - Violinist

Kay Starr 1922 - Singer

Don Knotts 1924 - Actor

Paul Burke 1926 - Actor

Norman Jewison 1926 - Film director, producer, actor, founder of the Canadian Film Centre

Janet Reno 1938 - Attorney General of the U.S. (1993-2001)

Kim Fowley 1942 - Record producer, songwriter, musician

David Downing 1943 - Actor

Edward Herrmann 1943 - Actor

Leigh Lawson 1945 - Actor, director, writer

Cat Stevens 1947 - Musician

Robin Williams 1952 - Actor, comedian

Jon Lovitz 1957 - Actor ("Saturday Night Live") comedian, singer

Henry Priestman (Henry Christian Priestman) 1958 - Singer, musician (The Christians)

Lance Guest 1960 - Actor

Matt Mulhern 1960 - Actor

Jim Martion 1961 - Musician (Faith No More)

Emerson Hart 1969 - Musician (Tonic)

Paul Brandt (Paul Rennee Belobersycky) 1972 - Country musician

Gary Whitta 1972 - Author, screenwriter, video game designer

Josh Hartnett 1978 - Actor

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Historic events on July 22

1376 - The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date.

1587 - A second English colony was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. The colony vanished under mysterious circumstances.

1796 - Cleveland was founded by Gen. Moses Cleaveland.

1798 - The USS Constitution was underway and out to sea for the first time since being launched on October 21, 1797.

1812 - English troops under the Duke of Wellington defeated the French at the Battle of Salamanca in Spain.

1926 - Babe Ruth caught a baseball at Mitchell Field in New York. The ball had been dropped from an airplane flying at 250 feet.

1933 - Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

1937 - The U.S. Senate rejected President Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court.

1943 - American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.

1941 - Plans for the Pentagon were presented to the House Subcommittee on Appropriations.

1955 - U.S. Vice-President Richard M. Nixon chaired a cabinet meeting in Washington, DC. It was the first time that a Vice-President had carried out the task.

1965 - "Till Death Us Do Part" debuted on England’s BBC-TV.

1975 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee had his U.S. citizenship restored by the U.S. Congress.

1987 - The U.S. began its policy of escorting re-flagged Kuwaiti tankers up and down the Persian Gulf to protect them from possible attack by Iran.

1998 - Iran tested medium-range missile, capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.

2000 - Astronomers at the University of Arizona announced that they had found a 17th moon orbiting Jupiter.

2003 - In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.

2003 - In Paris, France, a fire broke out near the top of the Eiffel Tower. About 4,000 visitors were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

2004 - The September 11 commission's final report was released. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The report was released to White House officials the day before.

2009 - The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurred over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.


Music history on July 22

1933 - Caterina Jarboro became the first black prima donna of an opera company. She sang "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.

1937 - Hal Kemp and his orchestra recorded "Got a Date with an Angel."

1963 - The Beatles' first U.S. album, "Introducing The Beatles," was released.

1967 - Vanilla Fudge made its concert debut in New York.

1968 - The Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" album was released.

1969 - Aretha Franklin was arrested for disorderly conduct after creating a disturbance in a Detroit parking lot.

1972 - The variety show, "The Bobby Darin Amusement Company" premiered on CBS.

1972 - The Who's "Join Together" was released.

1977 - Elvis Costello's first album, "My Aim Is True," was released in Britain. It was later released in the U.S.

1977 - Tony Orlando announced his retirement from show business.

1979 - Little Richard, known as Reverend Richard Penniman, spoke at a revival meeting in North Richmond, CA. He warned the congregation about the evils of rock & roll music.

1996 - The parents of a teen-age murder victim sued the band Slayer contending that the band's lyrics were "satanic" and inspired 3 teen-age boys to rape, torture and stab the girl to death.


Famous birthdays on July 22

Gregor Mendel 1822
Steve Vincent Benet 1889
Rose Kennedy 1890
Karl Menninger 1893
Alexander Calder 1898
Bob Dole 1923
Martha Whiting 1924
Orson Bean 1928
Marcia Henderson 1930
Perry Lopez 1931
Oscar De La Renta 1932
Louise Fletcher 1934
Chuck Jackson 1937
Terence Stamp 1939
Alex Trebek 1940
George Clinton 1940
Thomas Wayne 1941
Bobby Sherman 1944
Richard Davies (Supertramp) 1944
Estelle Bennett (The Ronettes) 1944
Paul Shrader 1946
Danny Glover 1947
Albert Brooks 1947
Don Henley (Eagles) 1947
Alan Menken 1949
William Dafoe 1955
Keith Sweat 1961
Rob Estes 1963
Joanna Going 1963
Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) 1963
David Spade 1964
John Leguizamo 1965
Patrick Labyorteaux 1965
Irene Bedard 1967

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